Artist residency at Mottisfont

Artists Eileen White and Suna Imre are running a collaborative residency at Mottisfont, lasting until the end of October 2018. Responding to seasonal changes through making, contemplation and conversation will enable them to develop their individual processes and create new collaborative work based on their surroundings.

Currently, the artists are visiting Oakley Beat on our wider estate on a weekly basis, drawing inspiration from the river and its surroundings.

Eileen has been developing drawings and photographs, in particular making handmade cameras and pinhole photographs. 

Suna has been working on intergrating found objects into ceramic compostions that play with scale and form. Referencing the Zen garden and its representation of the natural world in a reduced form, she’s aiming to capture the essence and spirit of place and season within the work.

Suna has also been experimenting with creating large-scale spontaneous paintings that will provide a backdrop for the for the natural sculptural forms she is discovering on the estate.

You can find images from their residency on Instagram: Eileen White | Suna Imre

Both artists have work on display as part of the current Mottisfont Open Exhibition 2018, on show until 11 November.

About the artists

Eileen White uses historical photographic processes such as ‘Cyanotype’, combined with print, drawing, stitch and book-making to create work that responds to a specific place, historical monument, museum or artefact.

Her working processes allows for reflection and embodiment through the documentation, collection and recording of images and impressions over time. Eileen will be expanding her use of alternative photographic and printing techniques to capture fleeting moments and illustrate a narrative about Mottisfont’s particular landscape.

Suna Imre work explores the use of ceramics, painting and found objects to promote contemplation and an appreciation of site and nature.

Harmony of Difference and Sameness by Suna Imre, on show as part of Mottisfont's Open Exhibitino 2018
A scultpure by Mottisfont resident artist Suna Imre
Harmony of Difference and Sameness by Suna Imre, on show as part of Mottisfont's Open Exhibitino 2018

The practice of Zen underpins her way of working, which includes spontaneous actions guided by intuition.

Responding to seasonal changes through making, contemplation and conversation will enable them to develop their individual processes and create new collaborative work based on their surroundings.